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The Impact of Extensive Revascularization in Protected PCI and Impella® Support in Cardiogenic Shock

August 27, 2020

Armin Klesius, MD, discusses R-IMP-IT results and the importance of this data in clinical practice with Cristina Aurigemma MD, Professor Francesco Burzotta, MD, and Professor Carlo Trani, MD.

What is the PROTECT Series?

August 25, 2020

The PROTECT Series of FDA clinical studies includes PROTECT I6, PROTECT II RCT2 (the only FDA randomized, controlled trial ever conducted for hemodynamically supported high-risk PCI), and PROTECT III. 

Using the LV Waveform to Troubleshoot Suction Events

August 23, 2020

Understanding how to utilize and interpret LV waveforms displayed on the Automated Impella Controller™ can assist with troubleshooting suction events and aid in timely resolution.

SCAI Shock Classification Helps Predict Survival in AMICS

August 21, 2020

Ivan Hanson, MD, explains the SCAI shock staging system and how it can predict survival in AMI cardiogenic shock.

Impressive Survival and Heart Recovery in Cardiogenic Shock with Impella 5.5® with SmartAssist®

August 17, 2020

Danny Ramzy, MD, discusses Impella 5.5 with SmartAssist and impressive cardiogenic shock survival and heart recovery rates from his recently published paper.

Unloading Therapy for COVID-19 Patients

August 14, 2020

Impella Unloading in ECMO-Treated Patients in Cardiogenic Shock is Associated With Improved Survival in Several Published Multicenter Reports

ICU Bedside Impella® Insertion in Cardiogenic Shock

August 10, 2020

Federico Pappalardo, MD, discussed beside insertion of Impella under TEE guidance in patients with cardiogenic shock.

Best Practices for Patients Supported with Impella® (Part 6): Impella Weaning and Escalation

August 6, 2020

Benham Tehrani, MD discusses escalating or weaning Impella support in this sixth and final video of the Best Practices for Patients Supported with Impella series.

Best Practices for Patients Supported with Impella® (Part 5): Impella Groin Management

July 29, 2020

Benham Tehrani, MD discusses important groin management concepts for patients supported with the Impella heart pump in part 5 of this 6-video series.

Large Multicenter Study in Japan Finds High Survival Rates with Use of Impella® Heart Pump

July 28, 2020

Yoshiki Sawa, MD, PhD, discusses a large multicenter study in Japan demonstrating high survival rates in AMI cardiogenic shock patients receiving the Impella heart pump.

Insights on MCS Use in AMICS from Jacob Møller, MD, in Denmark

July 27, 2020

Dr. Jacob Møller provides insights from recently published data on the use and timing of MCS in AMI cardiogenic shock in Denmark.

Best Practices for Patients Supported with Impella® (Part 4): Addressing Impella® Alarms

July 23, 2020

Benham Tehrani, MD, explains suction, low pulsatility, and placement signal blocked Impella® alarms in part 4 of this 6-video series.

De-Airing the Impella Purge System

July 22, 2020

This quick skills video demonstrates the procedure for de-airing the Impella® purge system using the Automated Impella Controller (AIC)

Transferring to the Standard Configuration

July 20, 2020

This quick skills video demonstrates the procedure for transferring from the initial set-up configuration of the Impella 2.5® or Impella CP® to the standard configuration using the Automated Impella Controller (AIC)

Best Practices for Patients Supported with Impella® (Part 3): Hemolysis

July 16, 2020

Benham Tehrani, MD, discusses hemolysis and how the Impella heart pump is designed to avoid hemolysis in part 3 of this 6-video series.